Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT
Apologies for being late, just got in from a long day watching Rangers v Celtic and then Man U v Villa on TV with a couple of mates.
My first and last tasting I'm afraid, am too tired to go on for any longer :(
[B]Balvenie 15, 1988/2003, OB, 47.8%, Cask #3970[/B]
Nose: Very fruity; melon, pear, kiwi, under-ripe banana, citrus and avocado stand out. Brioche. Woody notes and very faint smoke. Faint bourbon character and a smattering of mint (spearmint?). A touch earthy. A little wood polish? Sweet - perhaps a little caramel. Curious hints of blue cheese?
Palate: Immediately quite woody - possibly even a little sappy - but also very fruity again (melon and citrus, amongst quite a few others). Minty too, and some polish again.
Finish: Fruity and minty.
Comment: The nose is excellent - like nosing a fruit bowl - but the palate is weaker. Not a favourite Balvenie of mine, but still very good.
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on Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.